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Tanner Healthcare for Women

A reliable, trusted gynecologic and obstetrics specialist is essential to long-term health. 




Weight and wellness

Healthy body, healthy lifestyle. At Tanner Healthcare for women, we work with you on weight management.

It is important to take care of your body and live a healthy lifestyle. Medication alone doesn’t make someone lose weight and effectively keep it off. Our providers help you with lifestyle changes that address the many factors that result in weight gain among women, including stress and depression.

Our providers can provide nutrition and exercise guidance — and if appropriate, medication — to help take care of weight loss effectively.

Breast health

We recommend that you have a screening mammogram each year after the age of 40. Every woman is at risk for developing breast cancer, and the best chance for successful treatment occurs when cancer is discovered early.

Mammograms detect more than 90% of all cancers. Because more than 70% of women who develop breast cancer have no known risk factors, it’s important to know what some of those factors are:

  • Menstruation at an early age
  • A personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Being overweight
  • And age

At your annual exam appointment, speak with your doctor and we can schedule your mammogram with Tanner Breast Health.

Premenstrual syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical and emotional disturbances that occur after a woman ovulates and ends with menstruation.

Common PMS symptoms could include: depression, irritability, crying, oversensitivity and mood swings.

For some women, PMS symptoms can be controlled with medications and lifestyle changes such as exercise and nutrition. Talk with our team about how to control premenstrual syndrome in a way that will work for you.

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Birth control

People have used birth control methods for thousands of years. Today, we have many safe and effective birth control methods available.

You help you find the method that is best for you. There are many different types that are available to you, such as birth control pills, patches or an intrauterine (IUD) device like Mirena, Liletta, Paragard or Nexplanon.

All methods have a chance of failure. When a method is used correctly each time, failure rates are lower. Any method of birth control described here can work well if it is used correctly.

We’ll help you choose a method you will be able to use on a regular basis. If your method fails, you may want to consider emergency contraception.

Protect yourself

When choosing a method of birth control, you should think about preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Use of condoms is the best way to prevent STIs. They should be used with other methods if you are at risk of STIs.

Know how it works

No matter which method of birth control you choose, be sure that you know how it works, how to use it and what side effects may occur.

Even with methods that do not need a prescription, you need to learn how to use the method. The more you know about birth control and your own needs, the easier it will be to choose a method that's right for you.

Schedule an appointment with our providers to see which option would be best for you.


A simple, painless test can allow our physicians to evaluate any problems that your bladder may have storing or emptying urine.

Some of the reasons why this test may be offered include:

  • Leaking urine
  • Bladder not emptying completely
  • Frequent or constant urge to urinate
  • Persistent urinary tract infections (UTIs)

This is one of the latest advances in OB/GYN and something we can offer right here in our office.


Endometriosis is a problem that some women have during their childbearing years. It means that a type of tissue that lines your uterus is also growing outside your uterus.

This doesn’t always cause symptoms — and it usually is not dangerous — but it can cause pain and other problems. Some women are diagnosed when trying to get pregnant and cannot, and sometimes women have terrible pain and cramping.

Our providers will help you decide what treatment option or combination of treatments would best address your symptoms.

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Bones go through a constant state of loss and regrowth. As a person ages, more loss than growth can occur, leading to osteoporosis.

The bones become thin and brittle and can break easily. There are many treatment options available to help reduce the risk of fracture; the earlier the treatment is started, the better it works.

There is a simple pain-free bone density scan that tell us about your risk for osteoporosis. Ask your provider at your next exam at what age you should have your bone density tested.

Cancer screenings and care

We not only offer routine screenings to find cancer in its earliest stage — as part of Tanner Health System, we’re also an integrated part of Tanner Cancer Care.

We’re part of your treatment team if cancer is found, working alongside other cancer specialists to give you team-based care that rivals any provider in the Southeast.

Our gynecology services

We offer care for women at every stage of life.


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